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Ervin Freightliners with APG Duel Fuel

August 13, 2013 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Toledo Firm Makes $800,000 Commitment, LNG or CNG Options,
Sales Via Ervin Equipment and DDC Series 60 Engines from Clarke

American Power Group is promoting another outlet for the dual fuel kits it says can slash the cost of heavy-duty natural gas trucks. Toledo, Ohio-based Ervin Equipment will retail finished vehicles, and according to APG has committed $800,000, enough to cover APG kits for 80 vehicles.

EcoDual Gets 11-Liter ISM Approval

November 5, 2012 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

EPA Nod Expands Line ‘to Nearly 50 Engine Families’

EcoDual reports U.S. EPA approval to begin installing its dual fuel conversion systems “on all 29 engine families of the 2004 to 2009 Cummins ISM,” an 11-liter powerplant.

Peake Launches DNG Dual Fuel

November 4, 2012 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Upfit Initially for Cummins ISX Trucks Allows CNG or LNG

Chesapeake Energy’s Peake Fuel Solutions unit has launched DNG – for diesel natural gas – as a “transformative” new dual fuel system for heavy duty trucks, starting with the 15-liter Cummins ISX.

EcoDual Dual Fuel via W.W. Williams

October 13, 2012 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘A Major Expansion of EcoDual’s Market Presence,’ Says Myers

EcoDual has teamed with W.W. Williams for distribution of its aspirated dual fuel system for trucks in North America. EcoDual systems are deigned to allow operators of heavy duty diesel trucks to displace an average of 60-70% of their diesel fuel use with natural gas, providing significant fuel cost savings.

APG Targets the IUL Engine Sector

August 10, 2012 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Valley Trucking Engines for University of Houston Testing

Iowa’s American Power Group is seeking U.S. EPA approvals of its V5000 duel fuel upgrades of intermediate useful life heavy-duty engines. APG has signed agreements with Valley Truck Parts of Grand Rapids, Mich. and with UH-TDTRC, the University of Houston’s Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center, to secure engines and test them.

GFS Diesel-LNG for Wyoming Coal Trucks

June 8, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Mining by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Alpha Natural Resources is getting ready to test an LNG fuel system from GFS Corp on three 240-ton Caterpillar 793D mining trucks at a Powder River Basin coal mine near Gillette in northeast Wyoming.

The GFS system allows mine haul trucks to use liquefied natural gas for 50% to 70% of their total fuel requirement. GFS refers to the system as bi-fuel.

Wärtsilä for New LNG Inland Vessels

June 1, 2012 in LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The momentum continues to gather for natural gas in High Horsepower applications, as Wärtsilä has announced that twin six-cylinder 20DF engines, running as much as 99% on LNG, will power a trio of 443-foot dry cargo inland waterway vessels for Europe.

Clean Air Power Enjoys Order Surge

April 29, 2012 in Biomethane, Fleet Order, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sainsbury’s Is But One Taker of ‘Genesis Edge’ Conversion Kits

The UK’s Clean Air Power has publicized a spate of orders for its Genesis Edge brand dual fuel engine conversion kits, which allow diesel engines to run primarily on natural gas – up to 90%, the company says – culminating in an order for ten units for the Sainsbury’s supermarket chain.

“This order will take their total to 24 trucks which will operate using biomethane gas which has been produced from landfill waste,” CAP said.

Navistar International and Clean Energy Fuels Team on Natural Gas Trucks

February 2, 2012 in NGVs by rich  |  No Comments

Clean Energy Will Front the Incremental Cost of Natural Gas Trucks
As Part of New Pact with Navistar for ‘Commercially Viable Solution’

Navistar and Clean Energy Fuels have launched “a comprehensive natural gas strategy” designed to bring more options to operators who will buy fuel from Clean Energy, including fuel from the firm’s vaunted new network of truck stop outlets. The program “will provide customers with a sustainable, commercially viable solution for adding natural gas powered trucks to their fleets,” Navistar says.

Rolls Rejects Dual Fuel for Ships

January 29, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by rich  |  No Comments

If you’re going gas, dedicated LNG spark-ignition engines are best, says Rolls-Royce. Want dual fuel? It’s best to add another engine. And rig it as a genset for an electric drive.

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